301 km/187 miles, about 3.5 hours
Take the difficulty out of choosing between an urban adventure in Melbourne's laneways, the wines and beaches of the Mornington Peninsula, the Phillip Island Penguin Parade, and Yarra Valley's vineyards and wildlife – and do the lot.
Astonishingly, you can have it all. These distinct attractions are all just an hour from Melbourne and each other. In four days and with a series of short drives you can tick all your sightseeing boxes.
Take in rolling hills laced with vines and dense forests of towering mountain ash and fern trees. Encounter quirky Australian animals, dive into warm coastal waters and taste wines so good you'll be renegotiating your baggage allowance.